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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 10, 2007 8:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Peace be upon you all...

London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared - and battle come down
London calling to the underworld
Come out of the cupboard,you boys and girls
London calling, now don't look to us
Phoney Beatlemania has bitten the dust
London calling, see we ain't got no swing
'Cept for the ring of that truncheon thing

CHORUS
The ice age is coming, the sun's zooming in
Meltdown expected, the wheat is growing thin
Engines stop running, but I have no fear
Cause London is drowning and I, live by the river

London calling to the imitation zone
Forget it, brother, you can go at it alone
London calling to the zombies of death
Quit holding out - and draw another breath
London calling - and I don't wanna shout
But while we were talking I saw you nodding out
London calling, see we ain't got no high
Except for that one with the yellowy eyes

CHORUS x2
The ice age is coming, the sun's zooming in
Engines stop running, the wheat is growing thin
A nuclear error, but I have no fear
Cause London is drowning and I, I live by the river

Now get this
London calling, yes, I was there, too
An' you know what they said? Well, some of it was true!
London calling at the top of the dial
And after all this, won't you give me a smile?
London Calling

I never felt so much alike, like-a, like-a...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEuyLJKG_ac&feature=related

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and JOHN LENNON wrote EIGHT DAYS A WEEK just so Lennon could buy himself a swimming pool with the profits.

McCartney knew the BEATLES were rich when he and his songwriting partner found themselves working on a tune with the sole intention of landing Lennon a pool for his Esher, England home.

Speaking exclusively to British rock magazine Mojo, he recalls, "Around the HELP! time he'd be getting an extension on his house or something, and the joke used to be, 'OK! Today, let's write a swimming pool.' It was great motivation.

"You've got to be able to take it lightly. But then, in the next three hours, Help! appears from nowhere, you'd suddenly get the idea this'll be a hit, this is a good one. You became aware what you were doing was making money. Making good money.

"Obviously, these were the jokes we made to keep ourselves sane and comfortable. We were actually writing what we considered to be art... We weren't just writing s**t for a swimming pool


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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Dec 10, 2007 12:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Peace be upon you all...

A lot of people won't get no justice tonight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8KW3Bb2g5c

(a lot of people use a calculator)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 10, 2007 1:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Peace be upon you all...

thanks. they would often do magnificent 7 into this back into magnificent 7. were they a jam band?

And by the way, I remember where I was the day I heard the news about Lennon and at the time it hit me like a ton of bricks.